Drawings & Watercolors

Drawing and watercolor artwork is the freedom of using imagination to express one’s ideas or feelings, of what is beautiful and appealing, according to aesthetic principles in the realm. Both of these art mediums are known to capture an artistic idea and portray it in a visual form, often inviting the viewer to contemplate. Discover the world of watercolors and drawings for sale on Bidsquare live auctions, featuring a curated collection of works by a wide range of well-respected names from the history of art, spanning many schools and movements.
 

From the early renaissance to early 20th-century avant-garde, watercolor has captured the imaginations of painters to creatively represent dreams, illusions, emotions, and bright feelings using this medium of art throughout the centuries. Simple, inexpensive, and incredibly beautiful, watercolor paintings involve a combination of pigments, adhesive material, and water, often applied on paper, vellum, or silk.
 

Many known artists have highlighted the aesthetic of these art forms with their distinct approaches. Old masters such as Sir Van Dyck and Albrecht Duerer often found themselves immersed in painting the beauty of nature and landscape in watercolor. Beloved for its soft, dreamy look, this medium was also popular among Abstractionists such as Wassily Kandinsky. Kadinsky, along with several abstract artists, has long been pushing the limits of watercolor, moving away from details and reality while embracing expressive art. Several varieties can be found on both drawings and watercolors on sale all around the world, such as traditional Chinese silk paintings, medieval manuscripts, and traditional Egyptian paintings.
 

On the other hand, a rapidly executed drawing brings immediacy and sheer boldness. From hyperrealism to dot technique and surrealist effects, drawings can produce an impact that hardly finds an echo in other mediums. Drawings have an endless range of styles as well, from quick sketches to realistic images. Bidsquare offers live auctioneers a fine example of diversity in vintage and antique drawings and watercolors at online auctions. Some of the classic pieces featured at auction on Bidsquare are created by famous artists like Remedios Varo, Armando Morales, George Dombek, Carlos Merida, Juan O’Gorman, Gustav Klimt, and many more.

 

Quick Facts about Drawings & Watercolors

  • In drawings, long lines make up the shapes and small lines make the textures.
  • The cultural value of renaissance masterpieces is impossible to translate into a monetary value. Considering inflation, the Mona Lisa is believed to be worth over $850 million.
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  • Oriental Watercolor and Scroll
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    $5 - $500

    Oriental Watercolor and Scroll

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    $5 - $500
  • Alma Strause Watercolor
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    $5 - $500

    Alma Strause Watercolor

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    $5 - $500
    2 Bids
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    $15
  • Two Emmett Fritz Florida Watercolors
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    $5 - $500

    Two Emmett Fritz Florida Watercolors

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    $5 - $500
  • Watercolor Barnyard Scene
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    $5 - $500

    Watercolor Barnyard Scene

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    $5 - $500
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor
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    $5 - $500

    Pennsylvania Watercolor

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    $5 - $500
    2 Bids
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    $160
  • Randy Rowe Watercolor
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    $5 - $500

    Randy Rowe Watercolor

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    $5 - $500
    4 Bids
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    $85
  • Venetian Watercolor
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    $5 - $500

    Venetian Watercolor

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    $5 - $500
  • Randy Rowe Watercolor
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    $5 - $500

    Randy Rowe Watercolor

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    $5 - $500
    4 Bids
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    $75
  • James Waldron Watercolor
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    $5 - $500

    James Waldron Watercolor

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    $5 - $500
    2 Bids
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    $45
  • Emmett Fritz Florida Watercolor
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    $5 - $500

    Emmett Fritz Florida Watercolor

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    $5 - $500
  • Sumbat Der Kiureghian Watercolor, Middle Eastern Street Scene.
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    $700 - $1,000

    Sumbat Der Kiureghian Watercolor, Middle Eastern Street...

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    $700 - $1,000
    DGW Auctioneers Inc.
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    $400
  • Xiaochang Zhang Watercolor, Chinatown.
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    $300 - $500

    Xiaochang Zhang Watercolor, Chinatown.

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    $300 - $500
    DGW Auctioneers Inc.
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    $150
  • Marc Clauzade Watercolor, La Mode Coco.
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    $400 - $600

    Marc Clauzade Watercolor, La Mode Coco.

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    $400 - $600
    DGW Auctioneers Inc.
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    $250
  • Cubist mixed media, artist unidentified, 1940's-50's, pastel painting
    Price$225

    Cubist mixed media, artist unidentified, 1940's-50's, p...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $225
  • JOSEF HOFFMANN* (Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna)
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    EUR€1,000 - EUR€2,000 $990 - $1,980

    JOSEF HOFFMANN* (Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna)

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  • JOSEF HOFFMANN* (Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna)
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    EUR€1,000 - EUR€2,000 $990 - $1,980

    JOSEF HOFFMANN* (Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna)

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    EUR€1,000 - EUR€2,000 $990 - $1,980
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  • MARIANNE FIEGLHUBER-GUTSCHER* (Vienna 1886 - 1978 Graz)
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    EUR€500 - EUR€1,000 $495 - $990

    MARIANNE FIEGLHUBER-GUTSCHER* (Vienna 1886 - 1978 Graz)...

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    EUR€500$495
  • ERNST HUBER* (Vienna 1895 - 1960 Vienna)
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    EUR€600 - EUR€1,500 $594 - $1,485

    ERNST HUBER* (Vienna 1895 - 1960 Vienna)

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    EUR€600 - EUR€1,500 $594 - $1,485
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    EUR€600$594
  • JOHANNES FISCHER* (Feldsberg 1888 - 1955 Vienna)
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    EUR€500 - EUR€1,000 $495 - $990

    JOHANNES FISCHER* (Feldsberg 1888 - 1955 Vienna)

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    EUR€500 - EUR€1,000 $495 - $990
    Widder Auctions
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    EUR€500$495
  • Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)
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    $100 - $400

    Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)

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    $100 - $400
    Orion Antiques
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    $50
  • Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)
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    $100 - $400

    Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)

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    $100 - $400
    Orion Antiques
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    $50
  • Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)
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    $200 - $400

    Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)

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    $200 - $400
    Orion Antiques
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    $100
  • Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)
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    $200 - $600

    Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)

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    $200 - $600
    Orion Antiques
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    $100
  • Portrait of Man, Graphite, John Ulbricht 1940's
    Price$350

    Portrait of Man, Graphite, John Ulbricht 1940's

    King Art & Antiques
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    $350
  • 2 Figures, Modernist Graphite/Paper, John Ulbricht 1940's
    Price$300

    2 Figures, Modernist Graphite/Paper, John Ulbricht 1940...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $300
  • Nice unidentified abstract modernist mixed media gouache, ex Roten, unsigned
    Price$275

    Nice unidentified abstract modernist mixed media gouach...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $275
  • Mythical Horse and Rider, graphite on paper by Georgio De Chirico
    Price$2,250

    Mythical Horse and Rider, graphite on paper by Georgio ...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $2,250
  • Figure & Heads, Ink on paper John Ulbricht 1940,s
    Price$450

    Figure & Heads, Ink on paper John Ulbricht 1940,s

    King Art & Antiques
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    $450
  • Abstract Figure, Ink, John Ulbricht, 1940's
    Price$450

    Abstract Figure, Ink, John Ulbricht, 1940's

    King Art & Antiques
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    $450
  • Seated Peasant Girl, Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch
    Price$3,800

    Seated Peasant Girl, Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch

    King Art & Antiques
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    $3,800
  • Creative Gerald De Prie, Three Coke Bottles, 3/13/1995, colored pencil on paper
    Price$550

    Creative Gerald De Prie, Three Coke Bottles, 3/13/1995,...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $550
  • Modernist colored pencil, pastel drawing 'Artist and Model' MCM signed.
    Price$250

    Modernist colored pencil, pastel drawing 'Artist and Mo...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $250
  •  Charles-George Dufresne  Gouache on Paper, Terror  du Foret
    Price$3,550

    Charles-George Dufresne Gouache on Paper, Terror du ...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $3,550
  • Large charcoal 'Pieta', signed, dated 1950, unidentified, ex Haggerty Museum
    Price$1,100

    Large charcoal 'Pieta', signed, dated 1950, unidentifie...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $1,100
  • MaeDA GERTRUDE PRIMAVESI* (Olmuetz 1903 - 2000)
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    EUR€100 - EUR€300 $99 - $297

    MaeDA GERTRUDE PRIMAVESI* (Olmuetz 1903 - 2000)

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    EUR€100 - EUR€300 $99 - $297
    Widder Auctions
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    EUR€100$99
  • ANTON HANAK (Brno 1875 - 1934 Vienna)
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    EUR€800 - EUR€1,500 $792 - $1,485

    ANTON HANAK (Brno 1875 - 1934 Vienna)

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    EUR€800 - EUR€1,500 $792 - $1,485
    Widder Auctions
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    EUR€800$792
  • JOSEF GASSLER* (Austerlitz 1893 - 1978 Vienna)
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    EUR€800 - EUR€1,500 $792 - $1,485

    JOSEF GASSLER* (Austerlitz 1893 - 1978 Vienna)

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    EUR€800 - EUR€1,500 $792 - $1,485
    Widder Auctions
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    EUR€800$792
  • ERNST HUBER* (Vienna 1895 - 1960 Vienna)
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    EUR€500 - EUR€1,000 $495 - $990

    ERNST HUBER* (Vienna 1895 - 1960 Vienna)

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    EUR€500 - EUR€1,000 $495 - $990
    Widder Auctions
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    EUR€500$495
  • ERNST HUBER* (1895 Vienna - 1960 Vienna)
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    EUR€3,500 - EUR€4,500 $3,465 - $4,455

    ERNST HUBER* (1895 Vienna - 1960 Vienna)

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    EUR€3,500 - EUR€4,500 $3,465 - $4,455
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    EUR€3,500$3,465
  • ALOYS WACH (Lambach 1892 - 1940 Braunau)
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    EUR€1,000 - EUR€2,000 $990 - $1,980

    ALOYS WACH (Lambach 1892 - 1940 Braunau)

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    EUR€1,000$990
  • GEORGE GROSZ* (Berlin 1893 - 1959 Berlin)
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    EUR€1,000 - EUR€2,000 $990 - $1,980

    GEORGE GROSZ* (Berlin 1893 - 1959 Berlin)

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    EUR€1,000$990
  • OSWALD OBERHUBER* (Merano 1931 - 2020 Vienna)
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    EUR€700 - EUR€1,500 $693 - $1,485

    OSWALD OBERHUBER* (Merano 1931 - 2020 Vienna)

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    EUR€700 - EUR€1,500 $693 - $1,485
    Widder Auctions
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    EUR€700$693
  • Mid Century Fantasy Pencil & Ink Sketch
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    $200 - $300

    Mid Century Fantasy Pencil & Ink Sketch

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    $200 - $300
    Rivich Auction
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    $100
  • SIGMUND WALTER HAMPEL (Vienna 1867 - 1949 Nußdorf am Attersee)
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    EUR€3,000 - EUR€5,000 $2,970 - $4,950

    SIGMUND WALTER HAMPEL (Vienna 1867 - 1949 Nußdorf am A...

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    EUR€3,000 - EUR€5,000 $2,970 - $4,950
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    EUR€3,000$2,970
  • JOSEF HOFFMANN* (Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna)
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    EUR€500 - EUR€1,000 $495 - $990

    JOSEF HOFFMANN* (Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna)

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    EUR€500 - EUR€1,000 $495 - $990
    Widder Auctions
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    EUR€500$495